There may be ways to check if our universe is just simulated entertainment for an advanced, alien species.
The theory of gravity may need to be altered.
There’s a curious 200-million-year rhythm to Earth’s crust production. Now, it seems like our very place in the galaxy is tied to it.
There’s a perfectly good alternative to dark matter, but most scientists aren’t keen on the idea.
The jazz star says he wants his piano to speak in his isiZulu language, and that his music is born from spiritual concerns.
Scientists have come up with a number of theories about the multiverse.
A new result from the MicroBooNE neutrino experiment has dashed hopes for a neat resolution to several puzzles for physicists.
If God could break the laws of physics, why haven’t we seen any evidence of the laws ever being broken in the universe?
Many societies in Africa still draw heavily on their traditional beliefs and cultural heritage. Therefore it’s important to take these into consideration when psychology is taught and practised.
These results might lead us to revise our understanding of how galaxies stop forming their stars.
A collaboration between Australian and German scientists gives an unrivalled view of the structure of the Universe.
Cosmologists had only been able to find half the matter that should exist in the universe. With the discovery of a new astronomical phenomenon and new telescopes, researchers just found the rest.
The term ‘Big Bang’ might make you think of a massive explosion. Put the thought out of your head. Rather than an explosion, it was the start of everything in the universe.
More than 70% of the Universe is made of ‘dark energy’, the mysterious stuff even stranger than dark matter.
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Today on the podcast, we explore what we know about dark energy, believed to be responsible for the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe.
A study has suggested that the universe is curved like a sphere rather than flat, which may unleash a major crisis in cosmology.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics went to a cosmologist who helped unlock the secrets of the Big Bang’s aftermath, and two astronomers who found a “hot Jupiter” orbiting a nearby star.
The Princeton cosmologist helped pioneer our current model of the universe and began a whole new branch of physics.
Why do astronomers believe there’s dark matter when it cannot be directly detected? Let’s look at the evidence, and see what dark matter’s presence means for our universe.
If we want an improved theory of particle physics, understanding neutrino masses is key.
A spinning black hole is pumping vast amounts of energy back into the surrounding universe, but something is causing the jets that transport that energy to wobble very rapidly.